Nice Kids Get Treated Nicely: Study

See on Scoop.itDevelopmental & Behavioral Challenges in Children

Reputation matters among kindergarteners, Japanese researchers found

Dr. Pat McGuire‘s insight:

This is an important study not just for children but for parents and teachers when working with children.  In my practice I will frequently hear parents complain about their children not respecting them.  I ask if they model respect to their children and their reply is “I will show my child respect when he starts showing me respect.”  How do they know how to “do respect” if they have not seen it or experienced it?  Remember, our children learn from watching us – just think about swear words for example.

Let’s focus on being the models and providers of respect to children so they can learn how to do it. Then when they do it, let them know immediately that you appreciate their respect.

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